Laurie serves as director of Engine 2 events, including week-long immersions and Camp Plant-Stock. She also manages new business development and collaborations with like-minded businesses.

She spent seventeen years as an event planner, catering manager, and food & beverage director, then seven years as a high-energy lifestyle director for an active adult community outside Cleveland.  It was during this role that she discovered Engine 2 and has never looked back.  She founded Plant-Based CLE, a support group in Northeast Ohio dedicated to helping people to find the joy in plant-based living.  Born into a dairy-farming family in Western New York, Laurie believes the answer to everything is broccoli.